Car Bomb Hits Near US Consulate in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - An Afghan governor says militants have detonated a car bomb around 60 meters (66 yards) away from the U.S. consulate in the western city of Herat, wounding seven civilians.
Sayed Fazlullah Wahidi, the governor of Herat province, says it's unclear if any of the militants managed to get inside the compound.
A police official in western Afghanistan says a search is unde way for any militants who might have escaped after carrying out the attack.
The official says the situation is now under control.
It began with a suicide car bombing that led to a gunfight with security forces. An Afghan translator was killed and several other people, including police, were wounded.
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.
A U.S. Embassy spokesman in Kabul declined immediate comment.
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